Chapter 5. ‘Late Mobilization’: Transnational Peasant Networks and Grassroots Organizing in Brazil and South Africa

  1. Saturnino M. Borras Jr Canada Research Chair2,
  2. Marc Edelman Professor3 and
  3. Cristóbal Kay Professor4
  1. Brenda Baletti,
  2. Tamara M. Johnson and
  3. Wendy Wolford Associate Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch5

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

How to Cite

Baletti, B., Johnson, T. M. and Wolford, W. (2008) ‘Late Mobilization’: Transnational Peasant Networks and Grassroots Organizing in Brazil and South Africa, in Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization (eds S. M. Borras, M. Edelman and C. Kay), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

  3. 4

    Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190411

Online ISBN: 9781444307191

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Keywords:

  • ‘late mobilization’ - transnational peasant networks and grassroots organizing in Brazil and South Africa;
  • from squatters to Sem Terra;
  • methods to rise - leadership, occupations and autonomy;
  • strategies for success - leadership;
  • Central Workers' Union (CUT) and Pastoral Land Commission (CPT);
  • land for those who work it too - south African case;
  • Landless Peoples' Movement (LPM);
  • LPM in international networks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • From Squatters to Sem Terra : The Rise of the MST in the 1990s

  • The Methods to the Rise: Leadership, Occupations and Autonomy

  • Land for Those Who Work it Too: The South African Case

  • The Rise of the Landless People's Movement

  • The LPM in International Networks

  • Conclusion: Late Mobilization in a Transnational World

  • References